I do!!! It’s almost my birthday (March 14th) and I always get excited this time of the year because I get to celebrate me! Sometimes people hear me talk about celebrating being born and feel like it’s arrogant or conceited, but the truth is we should all celebrate ourselves a bit more!
I was speaking to an amazing comic about letting ourselves go back to who we were as children in order to get more success today. I think at first he thought I was a bit nutty–how will wearing diapers get me more paid shows!?!? But as we talked it out and I waved my hands around more and got more passionate and excited (read, more spit flew from my mouth as I talked) I think he got what I was talking about.
I keep a picture of me as a kid by my desk at all times to remind me of who I really am! The core of me is the crazy child Aisha I once was. Just like a tree whose core is how it began, we too create layers and rings of age through the years. With most humans though, each ring is like a layer that brings us further and further away from who we were designed to be.
So if we can get back to our original self; the self that has no ego, doesn’t question or judge itself, loves everything about itself good bad and otherwise, and believes it can be/do/have anything imaginable. This is the self that will gain us respect, success and joy in our adult life.
If we can spend time getting more aligned, allowing our energy to flow more easily, with more passion and without having to filter through layers of adulthood sabotage, we would be even more brilliant than we already are.
So on my birthday as a gift to me, I ask that you look at your favourite picture of yourself as a child, a picture when you were the most YOU you can remember, and ask yourself, “how much of this am I allowing to live in me today?”
Thank you in advance for helping me celebrate my favourite day of the year by getting back to who you truly are and celebrating it wildly!